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Bobby D
05-06-2013, 11:01 AM
See the attach picture of the water pump I purchase and pay close attention to the black plastic inlet and outlet fittings. Do I need to install pipe to hose fittings or can I use the vendor supplied plastic fittings? The reason I ask is the pump came with red FME caps and the black plastic threaded fittings that are flat on (2) two sides. It looks like it could function as a barbed fitting but would be a leak path.

05-06-2013, 11:46 AM
Bob, you can install 3/4" threaded connections to the inside of the plastic fittings, or install 1-1/4" hose to the outside of the brass pump nipples.

Bobby D
05-06-2013, 01:21 PM
OK I already have the 1 hose so I'll run it to the pump nipples. The way it's working out I can run the hose directly to the pump and keep it simple.

05-06-2013, 07:07 PM
I thew the inserts away, kind of doubt if they would leak.

Bobby D
05-14-2013, 02:37 PM
Fittings installed last night worked out well